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Paris Mysteries & Legends Free Tour
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Paris Mysteries & Legends Free Tour

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175 reviews | 17,225 travellers
Pamela gave a very good explanation, it shows that she knows about the subject, her talk was very pleasant
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As you'll discover on our Paris Mysteries & Legends Free Tour, Paris is much more than just the City of Love. This city's countless squares and alleyways have witnessed murder, plagues, war and corruption, and you'll learn all about this darker side of Paris on our tour. 

Mysteries of Paris
Notre Dame from the Seine
Hôtel de Ville
Fontaine des Innocents
Palais de Justice

Paris Mysteries & Legends Free Tour

Starting from Place Louis Lepine, we'll begin our journey through Paris' historic centre by heading to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Although nowadays Paris is famous for its culture, art, fashion and romance, this was not always the case.

As we walk through the squares and alleyways found off the beaten path, we'll tell you the long history of murders, mysteries, executions, plagues and corruption that once ravaged Paris.

We'll learn about the legend of the barber and the baker of Rue Chanoinesse, discover the origins of Paris' Catacombs, and find out about the curse of the Knights Templar. You'll be glad to hear that this tour takes place at dusk, the ideal time to relive these legends and bring them to light. 

Some of the places we'll visit include the square in front of the Notre Dame, the Saint Jacques Tower, the Hôtel de Ville (the Paris Town Hall) and the Palais de Justice. This last spot has many stories to tell, as it was the site of countless tortures and executions...

Our tour will end in front of the Church of the Saint-Germain l'Auxarrois. 


We're unable to accept bookings for more than 6 people on this free tour. If you're in a large group, we recommend booking our private tour of Paris.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


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  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Place Louis Lépine.